(It was a big mistake telling her about the program months in advance because I had to answer "Is the Summer Reading Program today?" every day for weeks. We also played our own version of "Summer Reading Program" in her room over and over and over.)
Finally, it was June. Time for the real thing. Of course by then, Eden had nearly forgotten about the whole deal, but when I reminded her about it the day before, her face lit up and she was excited all over again. The first day of the program was so cute. There was just a handful of preschool age kids, and the theme for the day was flowers and plants. The librarian read them a story about a flower and its seeds, and then the kids got to decorate a pot and plant their own flowers! I was pleasantly surprised by the day's activities, and all the kids just loved it.
|Eden filling her pot with soil|
|Selah getting in on the potting action|
This week's theme was worms! Which obviously meant Mommy was a little grossed out the whole time. After hearing a story about earth worms, the kids got to get their hands on their very own (real) "night crawlers." They inspected them and measured them and compared them to gummy worms. And then they ate them. (The gummy worms! ;)) They then got to paint their own wooden snakes, AND THEN, my friends, it was time for the worm races.
How yucky is this? First worm out of the circle wins! Judging from the looks on these kids' faces, they weren't so sure about it themselves. :)
|Eden showing off her gummy worm and night crawler|
And now, I'd like to announce the winner of my "Heaven is for Real for Little Ones" giveaway. Congratulations Genevieve Yow! I'll email you about claiming your prize.
Also, have you read my guest post this week on MomLife Today?! I'm talking about "4 Simple Ways to Teach Scripture to Young Children." Please check it out and leave me a comment!